July 27, 2018

With the De Brazza's monkey exhibit open, Mission: Monkeys is entering its final phase. This will include the construction of two new quarantine spaces to improve animal care across the zoo.  The new quarantine facilities will be added to the rear of the De Brazza's monkey and African painted dog care building. They will utilize existing outdoor holding and will allow the zoo to introduce new animals to these exhibits without...

The De Brazza's monkey exhibit opened on July 18 to a crowd of donors. As the monkeys entered their exhibit shortly after 5 pm, the meerkats looked on curiously. Ruby and Kanoa spent the evening eagerly exploring their exhibit, climbing fences, ladders, and platforms to reach every corner. 

The exhibit will open to the public July 19, with activities for children from 10 am - 2 pm Thursday and Friday. 

To support the final phase...

July 3, 2018

After three short months, exhibit construction is nearing the end! On July 19, you'll be able to come see Ruby (pictured above) and Kanoa in their new Pueblo home. 

Click through the gallery to see views of the new exhibit taking shape thanks to donors like you, Acorn Construction, Xcel Energy, Nets Unlimited, and Star Nursery. 

Just a small funding gap remains. Your gift today can make a difference. Visit give.pueblozoo.or...

April 9, 2018

Exhibit construction is underway, and now we know who is coming. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan Coordinator has recommended De Brazza's monkeys Ruby and Kanoa to come to Pueblo. 

Though born 1,000 miles apart, Ruby and Kanoa share an unlikely and dramatic link. In the mid 2000s, their fathers were both rescued from black market trade in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Eventually, they found...

April 3, 2018

Mission: Monkeys is a go. The project broke ground last week thanks to the generous gifts of donors and supporters of the Pueblo Zoo.

“Our amazing supporters have enabled us to start construction of this new home for the monkeys. We’re proud to have local contractors hard at work building what will be a fun exhibit for guests and a great tourism draw for the community. With continued support, we will be able to raise the remain...

March 15, 2018

A few weeks ago, we shared our plans for the De Brazza's monkeys exhibit with our volunteers.

The next day Gage (pictured above) was ready to go. He came in to the volunteer room, grabbed some primate bio-facts and some glossy fact sheets and went to work. He spent his entire volunteer shift at the future site of the De Brazza's monkey exhibit educating guests about their unique characteristics, evolution and adaptations. This...

March 6, 2018

De Brazza’s monkeys belong to the genus “Cercopithecus”, commonly referred to as as guenons. Guenons are medium-sized, forest-dwelling old world monkeys native to Africa. Guenons are known for their striking color patterns, long tails, and large cheek pouches—and the De Brazza’s are no exception. They have a brightly colored brow, long white beard, and a tail that is often longer than their entire body! Their cheek pouches are...

March 3, 2018

In 2015, you helped us open the African painted dog exhibit—the first new exhibit in more than seven years! Since then, you have gotten to know Hunter and Minzi, as well as their porcupine and meerkat neighbors. Now, we’re ready to bring the De Brazza’s monkeys. We’ll also build two indoor holding areas to improve animal care and allow for future growth. Your support today will allow us to break ground in April.

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